George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust cares for 16 Covid-19 patients in hospital

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 16 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 16 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on September 14 was down from 17 on the same day the previous week.

There were eight beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Across England there were 6,344 people in hospital with Covid as of September 14, with 888 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 17% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 8%.

The figures also show that 31 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in the week to September 12. This was up from 25 in the previous seven days.